Resolution Of The California Democratic Party, Proclaiming A Statewide Effort To Support Autism Awareness

 

Resolution 13-07.01

 

WHEREAS, autism is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting the social learning, communication, and behavior skills of those affected by it; and as more and more health professionals become proficient in diagnosing autism, more and more children are being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, resulting in rates as high as 1 in 88 children and 1 in 53 male children, across the country; and

WHEREAS, while there is no cure for autism, it is well documented that if individuals with autism receive treatment early in their lives, it often is possible for those individuals to lead significantly improved lives; and

WHEREAS, Autism Speaks is one of the organizations nationally spearheading an awareness effort in order to educate, parents, professional and the general public about autism and its effects, in addition to providing research, advocacy, and services for those affected and their families;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, The California Democratic Party hereby to support and participate in Autism Awareness events, and proclaim the month of April as "Autism Awareness Month" in order to become better educated on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders and in turn help to educate our communities abroad, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports initiatives that advance and support autism awareness domestically and internationally.

 

[Amended with the consent of the author]
Submitted by: Astrid Zuniga- AD 21 DSCC Executive Board Member, UDWA/AFSCME 3930
Supported by: DSCC Region 4, Lowell J. Young- Mariposa Co. Democratic Central Committee & Affirmative Action Committee Member

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

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